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Football Returning To 12 Week Season

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association has announced that the high school football season will return to an 11-game, 12-week season in the fall of 2013. Schools, who elected to do so, played an 11-game schedule in an

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The North Carolina High School Board of Directors heard a series of procedural appeals relating to realignment on Tuesday morning and then took action after lengthy deliberation. There were a total of eight appeals involving

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ASU Women’s Golf Signs Davis For 2012-13

Appalachian State University women’s golf inked Madalyn Davis (Marion, N.C./McDowell) for the 2012-13 campaign, head coach Heather Brown announced on Wednesday. Davis graduates from Marion, N.C.’s McDowell High School

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Realignment Finalized By NCHSAA

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association has finalized its realignment plans for 2013-17. The NCHSAA put the issue to rest at its Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday. Watauga High will move into an eight-team

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WHS Men's Lacrosse Misses Playoffs

The Watauga High men's lacrosse team was not selected for a state playoff berth by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association. The Pioneers, who were 5-6 this past season, lost the District 9 championship to Patton on

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Payne Hospitalized

Ashe County High Athletics Director and men's basketball coach Marc Payne has been hospitalized for chest pains. He has been admitted to Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, N.C. Payne, who has been in coaching for 37 years,

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WHS Soccer Settles For Tie

They say a tie is as good as kissing your sister. But after blowing a 2-0 lead at home Tuesday night, WHS coach Brittany Bolick is just happy that her team survived a furious charge by Fred T. Foard at Jack Groce Stadium. The Tigers got a late goal from Caroline Borham at the 75-minute mark of the second half as the team

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Spartans Eliminate Pioneers

The Watauga High softball team suffered a disappointing loss Tuesday at the Sports Complex in the opening-round of the Northwestern 3A/4A Conference Tournament. The Pioneers, the No.4 seed, were victimized by South Caldwell, the No.5 seed, 7-4. Rebecca Kale's two-run homer in the

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Pioneers Rally Late Against Fred T. Foard

The Watauga High baseball team survived a huge scare Tuesday night as the Pioneers knocked off Fred T. Foard 8-7 in eight innings in the opening round of the Northwestern 3A/4A Conference Tournament at Watauga-High Field. Matt Proffitt, the third pitcher utilizied by WHS coach Pete Hardee,

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Hickory Staves Off Hibriten For NW3A/4A Title

The Hibriten High men's golf team made a gallant charge at the Northwestern 3A/4A Conference championship in the regular-seaosn finale Monday afternoon. The Panthers, who began the day trailing Hickory by 16 shots for first place, fired a team-score of 309 on their home course, besting the field by

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'Dads Top 'Dogs For Series Win

A six-run uprising in the bottom of the sixth inning on Monday wiped out a 2-0 deficiti and lifted the Hickory Crawdads to a 6-4 win in the rubber game of a three game series with the Charleston RiverDogs. Losing pitcher Bryan Mitchell

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Mountaineers Move Back Into National Rankings

For the fourth time this season, Appalachian State University is ranked in one of college baseball’s major national polls, as the Mountaineers come in at No. 28 in this week’s National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) rankings. Appalachian (32-9, 16-5 SoCon) climbed back into the rankings after

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Curry Expected Back in 3-4 Months

Former All-America Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors had successful surgery done on his troublesome right ankle on April 25. The ankle kept Curry in and out of the line up all season. According to doctors, Curry should be back at full strength in three to four months. He only played in 26 games last

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ASU-ETSU Baseball Moved to Wednesday

Appalachian State University Associate Athletics Director David Jackson has announced that Tuesday's scheduled game between the Mountaineers (32-9) and East Tennessee State has been moved to Wednesday night in

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Bears Softball Earns Seventh Straight NCAA Berth

The Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Team punched its ticket to the 2012 NCAA Division II Southeast Regional Tournament and will play on the campus of Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Ga. Lenoir-Rhyne (46-11), the third

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Bumgarner Wins Another One

Chalk up another one for Madison Bumganer. The left hander from Hickory has won four straight decisions, and he's been a little more impressive each time out. Bumgarner (4-1), who owns a third of San Francisco's wins (the Giants are 12-10), went 7 2/3 innings on Sunday afternoon as the Giants defeated Full Story

WHS Track Wraps Up Regular Season Saturday

The Watauga High men's and women's track teams wrapped up the regular season by posting a pair of second-place finishes at the High Country Invitational at Jack Groce Stadium Saturday afternoon. Both the men's and women's teams won five events apiece. The WHS women won the 4x800-meter relay (10:04,39) and the 4x400 relay (4:12.86). Taylor Drummonds won teh 100-meter low Full Story

Deglin, Grayson Backbone Crawdads Over Charleston

The Hickory Crawdads scored in every inning from the third through the eighth en route to the 12-3 blowout win against the Charleston RiverDogs, before 1,242 fans at L.P. Frans Stadium on Sunday evening. chris Grayson and Kellin Deglin paced the offense with a home run and two runs-batted-in apiece. The

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Mountaineers Give One Away in Season Finale

Appalachian State University softball dropped the rubber match versus Samford, 5-4, on Sunday at Bulldog Field in its regular season finale. The Bulldogs (13-37, 6-15 SoCon) earned their first series win over the Mountaineers (21-23, 9-13 SoCon) and are now 5-9 all-time against ASU. Both teams were

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